HP is offering TouchPads to developers for $150. The question is why should anyone develop apps for a dead platform?
The mobile space is exploding with smartphones in every pocket and tablets on the horizon. James Kendrick brings you the latest news from the mobile world and a breakdown of what it means to you.
James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' writing has appeared in many print publications: Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine, Information Week and Laptop Magazine to name a few. James' coverage of the mobile technology sector has regularly appeared in the New York Times, Salon.com and CNN/ Fortune online. Not just a writer, James has filmed numerous video reviews and how-tos that have garnered well over a million viewers. He has appeared on local news segments and been interviewed by the Associated Press on mobile technology topics. Additionally, James has been podcasting about mobile technology for years.
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Even though I am heavily invested in the Android tablet space, frustration drove me to purchase an iPad 2.
Apple forces retailers to sell the iPad 2 at the full retail price, just as it does. Target is getting around that by giving an instant gift card with the purchase of an iPad.
Amazon has launched the Kindle Owner Lending Library. It offers bestsellers to Amazon Prime members that can be borrowed at no cost.
The HP TouchPad was one of the shortest-lived mobile products ever produced. HP doomed the TouchPad to failure, either intentionally or through sheer incompetence.
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The HP TouchPad was the most innovative tablet to come along since the original iPad. HP seems poised to pull the plug on the platform, so it is time to move on.
It is a two-horse race in the tablet space, and the number two solution is just not good enough yet.
When Microsoft and Nokia announced their major alliance behind Windows Phone, it brought the promise of special products to kick-start the platform. So far, all it's brought are a couple of phones like the rest.
Now that HP is officially keeping its PC division in the company, maybe the TouchPad is next in the revival line.
Google has confirmed that the Nexus S will be getting Ice Cream Sandwich within weeks, so owners can feel a little smug right about now.
Nokia has unveiled its first phones running Windows Phone from Microsoft. The handsets look very competitive, but aren't coming to the U. S. this year.
Apple has received a confirmed patent for the "slide to unlock" control in use on every Android phone and tablet in existence.
The latest ad statistics from Millennial Media demonstrate how clearly the iPad is dominating the U. S. tablet segment. Android is tops in ad impressions overall.